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Posted by Tom, February 1, 2013

Twelve Minutes to Midnight has been shortlisted for the Lambeth Phoenix Book Award!

Twelve Minutes to Midnight by Christopher Edge has been shortlised for the Lambeth Phoenix Book Award! The award, based in the London Borough of Lambeth, promotes reading for pleasure among Year 6 and Key Stage 3 pupils – the other two shortlisted titles are May Contain Nuts by Jonathan Meres and A Medal for Leroy by Michael Morpurgo.

Sandra Davidson, Senior Children and Young People’s Services Librarian, says:

“This is a fantastic read – a fast pace thriller set in Victorian England. 13 year old Penelope Tredwell is the orphan heiress of the bestselling magazine, The Penny Dreadful. Her own tales set her on a terrifying adventure. This is a brilliant story which keeps you enthralled right to the end and truly deserves to be one of the nominated shortlist winners.”

And here’s chapter one of Twelve Minutes to Midnight:

The second book in the trilogy, Shadows of the Silver Screen, is out now – you can read more about it here.

You can vote for the winner at any Lambeth Library, or email your nomination to [email protected] – the winner will be announced on World Book Day (March 7) at Clapham Library, at an awards ceremony hosted by performance artist Sandra Agard.

Good luck, Christopher – and fans of Twelve Minutes to Midnight, get voting!